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  1. The Bikers Cove - Winner of the favourite Biker Friendly Cafe in the UK 2021!

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    ... as voted for by members of THE BIKER GUIDE facebook group - Biker Friendly Places UK and Europe 

    The Bikers Cove, are the winner, with 151 votes, 2nd  place is Doms Bike Stop with 94 and Pinewood Bar & Cafe are 3rd with 75.

    Biker Friendly Cafe in the UK - The winner is - 2021

    The poll has shown the passion and loyalty cafes in the poll have from their customers, which comes from not just the food served, but also from the lovely owners/staff and the welcome they get!

    See the full results below

    1st - The Bikers Cove 151
    2nd - Doms Bike Stop 94
    3rd - Pinewood Bar & Cafe 75
    4th - Owls Nest Tea Room Diner 55
    5th - Butchers Hook Cafe 37
    6th - Squires Bikers-cafe 30
    7th - Nell's Cafe 29
    8th - Ponderosa Cafe 24
    9th - Route 59 Cafe 23
    10th - Castle Cafe 17

    Super Sausage Cafe 14
    The Old Stores Motorbike Cafe 10
    The Custom Cafe 9
    Seaways 8
    The Manor Farm Cafe 7
    H's Kent Motorcycles 5
    Hungry Hogs At Hillside Cafe 4
    Route 1066 Cafe 4
    The Nook Cafe 4
    Yondermann Café 4

    Chequered Flag SW 3
    Devils Bridge 3
    The Filling Station 3
    Whistlestop Cafe, Whitby 3
    Loomies 3
    Union Road Moto Velo Cafe 3
    Strawberry Fields Cafe 3
    Choppers Cafe 3

    Pitstop Diner, Leyland 2
    Zoom Cafe Bar 2
    H-Cafe Berinsfield 2
    Whistlestop Cafe North Wales 2
    Coast Riders Diner 2
    Salt & Pepper Cafe, Newcastle 2
    The Picnic Bar Tattershall 2

    One vote

    Billy's on the Road
    Hot Tram Roll
    Ace Cafe London
    Jacks Hill Café
    Two Hoots Tea Room
    Chain & Sprocket Cafe
    Amici Coffee
    The Tea Set at The Quiet Woman
    Cafe 33
    The Pit Stop Diner Stockton
    The Green Welly Stop
    Blu-Belles Cafe
    The Bike Shed
    Mavericks Mostyn
    Gilks Garage Café
    Krazy Horse
    Baffle Haus
    Ann's Kitchen
    The Glen Café
    Henrys Cafe
    Tan Hill Inn
    Route 11 Kitchen
    Ryka’s Cafe
    Chapter 1
    Sunshine Cafe
    The Honey Cafe
    Touchdown Inn Cafe
    KOTI Autotalli
    Green Hut Café
    Iron Horse Ranch House
    Seaside Cafe, New Brighton

    Well done to all those Cafes who were voted for, whether that was one vote or 150, as we know that many of you are passionate and loyal to places that you frequent.

    We hope that people happily accept this vote and not want to storm on THE BIKER GUIDE® HQ, now the results are in.

    The poll ran from 19th May to 1st July 2021- 12 noon.

    Voting took place on THE BIKER GUIDE facebook group - Biker Friendly Places UK and Europe, via the poll at the top of the page.

    Since 2009 we have promoted Biker Friendly cafes, places and meets on THE BIKER GUIDE® website - See THE BIKER GUIDE® website for extensive listings of Biker Friendly Cafes -
    www.thebikerguide.co.uk/bikerfriendlymeetingplaces.html

  2. For more details on the Cafes voted for...

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    See below more details of the address for each place voted for*, A-Z below, in smaller sections -
     
    A - D
    Ace Cafe, Stonebridge, London, NW10 7UD
    Ann's Kitchen, Mochdre, Colwyn Bay LL28 5HN
    Billy's on the Road, Five Oaks, West Sussex, RH14 9AE
    Blu-Belles Cafe, OX9 2NU
    Butchers Hook Cafe, East Sussex, TN21 8RA
    Cafe 33, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 9XX
    Castle Cafe, Withernsea, Yorkshire, HU19 2JS
    Chequered Flag SW, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3GD
    Coast Riders Diner, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 5LB
    Custom Cafe, Pevensey Levels National Park, TN39 4QR
    Devils Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, Cumbria, LA6 2SE
    Doms Bike Stop, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0QJ

    E - M
    Elaine's Tearooms, Feizor, Austwick, North Yorkshire, LA2 8DF
    Faun Cafe, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 5TL
    Filling Station Cafe, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5PR
    Gilks Garage Cafe, Kineton, Warwick, CV35 0JP
    Headlands, Flamborough Head, East Yorkshire, YO15 1AR
    H’s Cafe, Kent Motorcycles, Barnham, Canterbury, CT4 6SA
    H-Cafe Berinsfield, Wallingford, Oxford, OX10 7LY
    Hot Tram Roll, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DF
    Hungry Hogs at Hillside Cafe, Leicestershire, LE15 9AB   Hungry Hogs at Hillside Cafe, Bikers welcome, Belton-in-Rutland, Leicesters
    Jack’s Hill Cafe, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8ET
    Krazy Horse, Bury Saint Edmunds, IP32 6LJ
    Loomies, West Meon, GU32 1JX
    Mavericks, Mostyn, Holywell CH8 9DQ
    Nell's Cafe, Watling Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 5UD  
     
    O -S
    Owls Nest Tea Room Diner, Carmarthenshire, SA20 0DJ
    Pinewood Bar and Cafe, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3AQ 
    Pitstop Diner, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 2ZF
    Ponderosa Cafe, Horseshoe Pass, Llangollen, LL20 8DR
    Route 59 Cafe, Skipton, BD23 6AF
    Salt & Pepper Cafe, Newcastle, NE4 6AD
    Seaways, Fridaythorpe, Driffield, YO25 9RX
    Strawberry Fields Café, Crockey Hill, York YO19 4RH
    Squires Bikers Cafe, Sherburn-in-Elmet, Yorkshire, LS25 3LX
    Super Sausage Cafe, Northamptonshire, NN12 7QD

    T - Z
    Tattershall picnic site, Lincoln, LN4 4JG
    The Bikers Cove, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH30 9TA
    The Bike Shed, Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9LT
    The-Destination, Ghost Bikes, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 4LQ
    The Green Welly Stop, Tyndrum, Perthshire, FK20 8RY
    The Haven, Firsdown, Salisbury, SP5 1SP
    The Manor Farm Cafe, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5QH
    The March Hare Tearooms, Lincolnshire, NG33 4NH
    The Nook, Alston CA9 3BG
    The PitStop Diner, Stockton-on-Tees Durham, TS18 3TG
    The Old Stores Motorbike Cafe, Pontblyddyn, CH7 4HR
    The Tea Set at The Quiet Woman, Oxfordshire, OX7 5QH
    Two Hoots Tea Room, Devil's Bridge, Aberystwyth, SY23 3JL
    Union Road Moto-Velo, Devon, EX17 3AL
    Whistlestop Cafe, Rhuddlan, Denbighshire, LL18 5UZ
    Whistlestop Cafe, Whitby Railway Station, Yorkshire, Y021 1YN
    Yonderman Cafe, Wardlow, High Peak, SK17 8RW
    Zoom Cafe Bar, Brough, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU15 2JQ
     
    For more details on the Cafes voted for, most of these Cafes are on our website as -www.thebikerguide.co.uk/bikerfriendlymeetingplaces.html
     
    *From the details we have on our systems.

    Vote for your favourite Biker Friendly Cafe in the UK!
    We have seen lots of new Biker Friendly Cafes opening in 2021 and becoming popular with visitors to the website and facebook group members, so we have decided to once again hold this poll.
     
    To cast your vote simply go to our facebook group as -
  3. Vote for your favourite Biker Friendly Cafe in the UK!

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    Vote for your favourite Biker Friendly Cafe in the UK!

    Vote for your favourite cafe - Where is your favourite Biker Friendly Cafe in the UK, that you head to for coffee & cake, mugs of tea, posh coffee and bacon butties, along with bike nights, where you are sure to meet like-minded folk, for lots of lovely motorbikes and where Biker banter is ensured?

    We have seen lots of new Biker Friendly Cafes opening in 2021 and becoming popular with visitors to the website and facebook group members, so we have decided to once again hold this poll.
    The voting and results will be published on the facebook group and also here on THE BIKER GUIDE® website, as previous polls.

    We hope that this poll will find new places that members of the group have found and liked on their travels, see how much you love Bikers like to visit certain places, along with helping members of the group and visitors of THE BIKER GUIDE® discover Biker Friendly Cafes across the UK!

                                                                         ***
    This poll and voting takes place on our group as – *Biker Friendly Places UK and Europe - www.thebikerguide.co.uk, as a group is the only place on facebook that has the facility for a poll and a tick count. It is not possible on THE BIKER GUIDE® facebook page.

    When we started this poll in 2016, we would add all the votes up from comments, which as we are sure you can appreciate, took a long time. By using the 'poll' facility on the group, it is easy for all to see the vote.

    We did look into running an external poll, however this meant people had to supply emails and register, by using the poll on the facebook group, the only prerequisite is to be a member of the group, with no personal details given.

    When the winner is announced, we will say "The favourite Biker Friendly Cafe in the UK, as voted for by members of THE BIKER GUIDE® facebook group".

                                                                  ***
    We are sure many of you will be passionate and loyal to places that you frequent, but please accept that where you ‘may’ think your favourite place is ‘the best’ in the UK, it is the groups combined vote that will count in the final count of votes. We hope that people happily accept this and not want to storm on THE BIKER GUIDE® HQ, when the results are in.
    • As the poll is by THE BIKER GUIDE® and voted for by members of this group, only members of the group* can vote.
    • The poll allows for 100 places to be included.
    • The poll will run for at least 4 weeks. Notice of end date will be given at least a week prior.
    To cast your vote for your favourite cafe, go to the group (join if you are not already a member) then tick or add (and tick) to the poll.

    We have lots of places popular with Bikers included on THE BIKER GUIDE® website, from the south to the north of Great Britain, into Wales and to the Highlands of Scotland.
     
    Since 2009 we have promoted Biker Friendly cafes, places and meets on THE BIKER GUIDE® website and the list is mainly put together from visitor recommendations, with the owners confirming the details are correct.

    See THE BIKER GUIDE® website for extensive listings of Biker Friendly places -

     
    To vote, simply go to the facebook group as – Biker Friendly Places UK and Europe
    IF people are already a member of the group, they can just vote for their favourite place.
    IF they are not, they need to request to join, answer the 3 simple questions, we accept you in... Then vote!

    The poll is pinned to the top of the group and in Announcements.
     
    Voting takes place only on THE BIKER GUIDE group as -
    Biker Friendly Places UK and Europe
     
    The poll will until noon on the 1st July. We will take a screen shot of the results at the time.

    Voting now closed, as noon 1st July 2021 - See here for results
     
     
     
     
     
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  4. "What makes a Cafe Biker Friendly to you?"

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    We have been asking the question both here and on the website* -
     
    We have picked out some of the best here. (Some, although they made us laugh, cannot be published ðŸ¤­)

    "I want to be able to park up outside the Cafe"
    "Great Coffee" "Proper Bacon" "Decent grub"
    "I like to go to a place where other Bikers go"
    "I want to see other Motorbikes"
    "Have some Biker Banter when I am there"
    "If I can't see my bike I won't stop to eat!"

     
    See THE BIKER GUIDE website for lots of Biker Friendly Cafes across the UK!
    *When people join and the mailing list.

    What makes a Cafe Biker Friendly to you - THE BIKER GUIDE
  5. Biker Friendly Cafe or not Biker Friendly...

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    We have included since the launch of the website in 2009, Biker Friendly Cafes, Places and meets, where the list is mainly put together from visitor recommendations, with the owners confirming the details are correct.

    We want our visitors to know we have looked at every place included, to see if we would ride there, park up and go inside. This is based on experience of travelling a distance to visit a so-called Biker Friendly cafe as part of a group. The cafe did not have parking at the venue and was actually in a paid for car park out of sight of the cafe. Half of group would not leave their beloved Motorcycles - even for a much needed cuppa!

    We are aware that while a place MAY be Biker Friendly, they may not want to promote themselves as being this way, so we ask owners to clarify before they are included. IF we feel a place does not have sufficient parking on-site and/or nearby, we may choose to not include a place.

    Attention Owners - Due to the large amount of places we include on THE BIKER GUIDE and as inclusion is predominately free, we need the owners of places to confirm the information we have is correct, by simply sending their information (name, address and bike related) via the form for inclusion, where you can confirm you are the owner. 

    During the Covid-19 pandemic we will continue to publish the website and all information previously included for Biker Friendly Cafes and Meets. Due to the large amount of cafes closed and/or with limted opening hours and constrictions, we ask you to check with the cafe before travel.

    There are lots of cafes on THE BIKER GUIDE, that are popular as a place to